Gloucester County, VA

Gloucester County, VA

Part-Time Museum Specialist

Salary: $20.32 Hourly

Location : Gloucester, VA

Job Type: Part-Time

Job Number: 06032024-01


Opening Date: 06/03/2024


The Gloucester County Parks, Recreation & Tourism Department is seeking a PT Museum Specialist to join their team.

The ideal candidate must possess strong computer, communication, organizational, interpersonal, and presentation skills.

If this is you, please apply today!

(24 hrs. per week)

Under supervision, the Museum Specialist performs administrative and clerical work for the Historic Resources Division of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism.

Employee must exercise independent judgment, discretion, and initiative in completing all job responsibilities. Employee must be able to establish and maintain cooperative, courteous, and positive communications with fellow employees, other personnel, and the general public.

This position reports to the Historic Resources Supervisor.
Job Highlights

  • Performs administrative and clerical duties for the Museum of History and the Gloucester Historical Committee including preparing correspondences, recording, and distributing minutes, preparing flyers and publications, etc.; assumes responsibility for correctness of spelling, punctuation, format, and grammar. Creates and manages volunteer docent schedule. Substitutes for docents when needed including on weekends and holidays.
  • Maintains databases, records and documentation of the County’s collection including use of PastPerfect Software.
  • Responds to various inquiries and requests for historical, genealogical, and county information via telephone, email, and in-person. Reviews Museum of History webpage routinely for accuracy.
  • Assists with procurement of operating supplies such as archival storage needs, office supplies, etc., including obtaining bids and price quotes. Assists with inventory review. Assists with receiving donations in accordance with the County’s Donation Policy.
  • Assists with the maintenance of various files, databases, and records including collections management utilizing specialized software in keeping with standards accepted by the American Association of Museums.
  • Assists with organizing special projects and programs; assists with group tours and other events as needed. Assists with research for grant opportunities related to the Historic Resources Division.
  • All other duties as assigned by supervisor.

For a complete job description. Museum Specialist


  • Possession of a high school diploma, supplemented by course work in administrative support technology, computer science, business administration, or related field.
  • One (1) to two (2) years of clerical/administrative experience.
  • Any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge, and abilities.

Special Requirements

To be considered for this position, your online application must include a resume & three (3) professional references.

Professional references are individuals who can attest to your job-related knowledge, skills and abilities while working or in a volunteer capacity AND are not family or personally related. Professional references should include job title, company name and address, phone numbers and email address if available.

Gloucester County is an Equal Opportunity Employer & Drug Free Workplace

OUR Community: Gloucester County

Part-time benefits include prorated leave and holiday pay.

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What is your current highest level of education completed?

  • I do not have a High School diploma or GED
  • HS Diploma or GED
  • Some College
  • Associate’s Degree
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Master’s Degree or higher


Describe your experience working directly with the public or in a customer-service oriented job. Be sure to indicate which employer the experience is related. If none, enter N/A as your response


Describe how you use computers at work. If you do not use computers at work, enter N/A as your response.


What is your skill level with Microsoft Office Suite software?

  • None
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


Which of the following describes your level experience composing and preparing correspondence?



Describe your experience working with filing records and records management. Be sure to include the employer(s) to which the experience is directly related. If none, enter N/A as your response.


Describe in detail any experience you have assisting with research for grant opportunities. Be sure to indicate which employer the experience is related. If none, enter N/A as your response.


Select one item from your resume that you consider to be your most significant accomplishment. Explain how this accomplishment relates to the job you are applying for.

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